I have a festive idea for you for the 4th of July. We are big on the beverages at our house. I love my dirty diet coke, or diet Dr. Pepper along with lots of the good ice. You know the kind of ice I’m talking about…some call it pellet ice, some call it pebble ice, I call it the good ice.
Anyway, we’ve found the best way to keep the good ice lasting long is to double up the cup. The Double Cup…is what’s up! Whether it’s a 32oz. bevy or a 44, hang onto those styrofoam cups from Sonic, and stick your plastic cup inside and you will LOVE how long your ice will last! Not only does the ice last longer, it also helps to contain condensation drips.
The only problem with always carrying around a Sonic cups, is that they aren’t very cute. I know…I know… (first world problems) but if a big bevy is always in your hand, it doesn’t hurt to have a cute cup. Right?!
I know friends who make decorative cups like this, and I thought it would be fun to make them festive for the 4th of July, since it’s the hottest time of the year, you need a big refreshing drink the most!
To start, I just stuffed each one with packaging paper and poked a skewer into the packaging paper of each one.
Spray paint each one outside on a big piece of cardboard. The skewer poked through the cardboard and into the grass helps hold the cups upside down for easy spraying. This also helps avoid spraying the inside of the cups. You don’t want to spray the inside of the cups, or they will stick to the plastic cup.
Once dry, you will now cover the outside of your cup with modpodge glue, or a heavy duty glue. You will coat the entire outside of the cup and then sprinkle coarse glitter (that matches the same color of paint) all over the cup, saving any excess glitter to reuse for later.
Then I took each cup back outside to completely dry in the hot sun again. Once completely dry, I rolled them on the grass a little to get any excess glitter off that I missed the first time.
Now for the fun part! Use what you have to decorate them. I had this plastic flag ribbon and glittery stars in my stash for 4th of July bike parade decorating. I hot glued them on, you’ll want to use your hot glue gun for anything extra you add to your cups for extra durability.
That’s it! Now…go and make some festive cups for the 4th! Perfect for the bbq you attend that night!
Three cheers for an icy cold bevy!
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